Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 20, Issue 40, November 2012

Ética Animal e Ética Ambiental

Jorge Marques da Silva
Pages 45-56

Perspetivas Antropocêntricas e Egocêntricas da Estética Ambiental
Contributos para a Sustentabilidade

The connection between Sustainable Development, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Aesthetics is discussed. The historical evolution of the concept “Sustainable Development”, from its foundation on the 1980’s to current days, is analyzed. Then, the ethics of Sustainable Development is characterized on the framework of Environmental Ethics. To conclude, different perspectives of Environmental Aesthetics are considered, and their potential to directly support an environmental ethics and, finally, a sustainable environmental politics, is evaluated.